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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Earth's axis tilt called?
2. What is described in Chapter 51?
3. How many miles per hour does the Earth revolve on its own axis?
4. What theory is ascribed to Charles Hapgood?
5. When was the last Ice Age meltdown, according to Chapter 50?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is eccentricity?
2. Is it a coincidence that the Great Pyramid is an accurate scale-model of Earth's northern hemisphere?
3. What did the ancient Egyptians mean when they believed the Sphinx guarded the "Splendid Place at the Beginning of All Time"?
4. As theorized in Chapter 28, do ancient myth contains a veiled method for expressing the technical terms for advanced astronomy?
5. What did the author mean in Chapter 33 when he referred to the boats at the base of the Great Pyramid as seeming to be of a quality exceeding the presumed need to transport a dead king to heaven?
6. What is the cycle of precession?
7. What is the connection between the Mayans and modern astrologers?
8. Is Hancock correct in his assertion that what he discovered that has already happened, can happen again?
9. How did Hancock resolve the absence of any lost continent in Chapter 50?
10. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
According to the book, if modern civilization were to be wiped out and discovered in thousands of years, what artifacts would be found?
Essay Topic 2
How did Hancock think seemingly primitive peoples like the Nazcans managed to develop an understanding of astronomy, as evidenced by the spider drawing that parallels the Orion constellation?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapters 33 through 39, the author seemed to have trouble understanding the mindset of a people (the ancient Egyptians) that would go to such extraordinary lengths to incorporate perfect engineering accuracy into their structures. What possibilities did he consider, and what did he ultimately conclude?
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